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OFF Festival Katowice 2018: Thanks, and see you next year!

07.08.2018

Sounds from all over the world, wise words, provocative questions, enthralling discussions: three intense days, and yet another great OFF Festival. Thank you for showing up in such great numbers and helping us make this happen. See you next year.The weather was fine, not counting the smattering of rain before the Turbonegro show, not enough to discourage fans who had converged from every ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2018: What to know before you go

02.08.2018

The festival’s about to start, so here’s a quick guide to getting here and having a better OFF experience. Read on to find out how to swap your ticket for a wristband, how to get to OFF using public transit, and why you’ll want to use our mobile app. You’ll also find information for people with disabilities and their caregivers.Don’t forget: To get the festival wristband that lets you ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2018: Presenting the Dr. Martens Stage

24.07.2018

We previously announced that we had closed this year’s OFF Festival lineup, but then we teamed up with Dr. Martens to bring you one more festival stage. A bit more intimate and cozy than the others, the Dr. Martens stage will feature concerts by acclaimed Polish singer-songwriters and more.Dr. Martens Stage schedule: Friday, August 3 6:35 pm Runforrest This Kraków–based folk ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2018: What are the artists seeing?

31.07.2018

When musicians come to the OFF Festival, they don’t just play their sets and leave. They come to see other concerts. They’re looking for inspiration and a chance to feel like music lovers again. Here’s where to look for members of Furia, Hańba!, Nanook Of The North, Muchy, and Min t in their off time. Furia Charlotte, because she’s beautiful and just has to be friendly. And that means I’ll ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2018: OFF Market Attractions

18.07.2018

Great music on CD and vinyl, books, clothing, eyewear, stuffed toys — the OFF Market offers more than just festival merchandise. Drop by and feast your eyes and ears on a range of items. Antena Krzyku Stop by the label’s official stand and check out a few premiere releases: Siksa’s Stabat Mater Dolorosa (the duo’s debut LP), Alpha Strategy’s The Gurgler (produced by Steve Albini at his ...

OFF Festival Katowice 2018: A Festival of Alternative Flavors

18.07.2018

For a few years now, the OFF Festival Food Court has been an event in itself. The point isn’t to quickly replenish your energy by scarfing down random overpriced festival food. Our Food Court is a journey through several continents, a nod to culinary traditions and experimental techniques, all using the highest quality ingredients (mostly organic), prepared by masters of the trade.We’ve ...

OFF Festival 2018: Sometimes we read books

29.06.2018

Sometimes I cook, sometimes I go to bed, sometimes I write songs, sometimes I kill… The word “sometimes” is going to be a leitmotif of the Literary Café, curated this year by author Sylwia Chutnik. We’re going to talk about what matters in contemporary literature and what’s important to the men and women who write it. The Literary Café is co-sponsored by the OFF Festival and Empik.Every ...

Warsaw Village Band meets Poznań City Revival

05.06.2018

Here at the OFF Festival, we always enjoy reminiscing: there’s the 2007 debut by Muchy, and the songs of our forefathers as reinterpreted by the Warsaw Village Band. But we also look boldly into the future, as personified by a pair of excellent debut artists: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Fontaines D.C.Warsaw Village Band – mazovian re:actionNo one has done more to demystify ...

Piaskoffnica welcomes our youngest festival guests

01.06.2018

This is one of those times when you wish you were still a kid. We’re glad to announce this year’s Piaskoffnica program and invite our youngest festival guests and their guardians to drop by. Every year, we do our best to accommodate young guests. It’s not just because we like children so much. We’re also looking out for ourselves: in twenty years’ time, we’ll see those kids rocking out in ...

Holding a power saw up to the sun!

22.05.2018

Improvisation, psychedelia and noise are always welcome at the OFF Festival. And as you’ll find out in today’s announcement, these artistic techniques can take myriad forms, from jazz to hardcore to hip-hop.No Age“It sounds like holding a power saw up to the sun” is how one Pitchfork reviewer welcomed the release of the American band No Age’s fourth album, titled Snares Like a ...